All About Audley

One of my favorite new discoveries this spring is the Audley Society, hidden within plain sight blocks from PaperCity%26rsquo;s Houston headquarters. The home/gallery/project arena of entrepreneur Linda Marroquin, this three-story, gleaming 7,000-square-foot contemporary, designed by Michael X. Flynn, also boasts a 4,000-square-foot garage; together, both have been host during the last four years to happenings, raucous musical performances, avant-garde programming and exhibitions that rival the importance and intelligence of established art spaces such as Lawndale Art Center, DiverseWorks and Art League. Marroquin often curates or invites in a guest to do so, with memorable results as in the now-on-view show, (through March), which features prescient statements by Amita Bhatt of the dreamlike cosmology, Gabriel Delgado (exquisite pen-and-inks that pack a political punch), crayon king Keith Hollingsworth, and Maria Cristina Jadick, whose opening-night performance piece involved baking an American pie. Audley Society, 3231 Audley, 713.529.4447;, and follow on Facebook.

Image: Linda Marroquin. Photo by Jenny Antill.

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